Gary Wayne "Cooter" Shields, departed this life peacefully surrounded by his family on November 28, 2022 in Ewing, Kentucky at the age of 68.
He was born June 1, 1954 in Robertson County, Kentucky, to the late Malen "Poodle" Shields and Lorena Mae Collins Shields.
Gary was a member of the Robertson County Fire Department for many years. He enjoyed fishing, playing cornhole, woodworking and hunting.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother; James "Jimmy" Shields, and one sister; Brenda Jarrell.
Survivors include a special friend of eighteen years, Rita Abner, One Son; Kelly Wayne Shields of Ohio, One daughter; Amanda Jo Moran (Christopher) of Maysville, Kentucky. One step daughter; Tonya Renee Arbogast (Tony) of Ewing, and one step son; David Edward Abner of Ewing. Five grandchildren; Kinley Moran, Skyla Shields, Kaden Shields, Chaysten Shields and Brindlyn Shields. One great- grandchild; Dorian. One brother in law, Ezra Jarrell of Maysville. Several nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
He leaves behind his furry best friend and the one that loved him the most Junior.
Services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M Thursday December 1, 2022 in the chapel of Price Brothers Funeral Home with Brother Herbie Stallard officiating.
Burial will follow in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Visitation is after 5:00 P.M Wednesday at the funeral home.
Casket bearers will be Tony Arbogast, David Abner, Tony Jarrell, Timmy Mitchell, Jimmy Arthur, Dylan Arthur, Kelly Shields and Tyler Hughes.
Honorary casket bearers will be Johnny Abner, Glenn Linville, Bobby Darrell Linville, Chris Shields and Bear Linville.
All arrangements for Gary Wayne "Cooter" Shields are under the care and direction of the Price Brothers Funeral Home, 5197 Elizaville Road, Ewing, Kentucky 41039.